Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world and has some of the world's tallest mountains, expansive deserts and impressive waterfalls.
About 40 million people live in Argentina; about 10 percent are evangelical Christians. Throughout history, the country has struggled with military dictatorship, a lost war over the Falkland Islands, and severe economic difficulties.
What we do:
Mobilisation: As part of OM Latin America, we have a shared goal of sending 2000 well-prepared and Spirit-led missionaries to the least reached by 2028.
For OM Argentina, that is roughly 94 long-term missionaries, so all of our efforts are focused on this. The primary ministry of OM Argentina is visiting churches, prayer groups, youth meetings, and camps to educate and excite Argentinians about modern missions and show how everyone can get involved. While most of the churches we visit are in Buenos Aires province, there are opportunities to travel to churches, conferences, and camps farther away as well.
Opportunities exist for secondary ministry when we are not at mobilisation events, such as:
Children's ministry: We are seeing God transforming lives of children with big needs, especially for love and affection. This could be anywhere from local churches, a local slum, or a children’s home.
Soccer ministry: Football in Argentina is the number 1 attended and practiced sport. You will see Argentinians from all generations playing football until midnight on the numerous playing fields which offers great opportunities to share the gospel.
How you can get involved:
- Pray for our ministries
- Pray that more workers will join OM in Argentina
- Pray that our mobilisation efforts bear fruit and Argentinians impact the Globe with the gospel
- Pray for financial provision for the ministries and the workers in the team
- GIVE — Give here (http://www.om.org/en/give) to help support the work of OM in Argentina
More information about Argentina
- Population: 41.803.125 millions, Area: 2,780,092 sq km, Capital: Buenos Aires
- Official language: Spanish
- State of economy: Argentina has a high-income economy, Latin America's third largest, and the second largest in South America behind Brazil. The country benefits from rich natural resources, a highly literate population, an export-oriented agricultural sector, and a diversified industrial base. Argentina's economic performance has historically been very uneven, in which high economic growth alternated with severe recessions, particularly during the late twentieth century, and income maldistribution and poverty increased.
- Religious make-up: 89.28 per cent Christians, 9.1 per cent evangelicals
- State of the church: Behind Argentina’s sophistication and postmodern facade lie intense spiritual struggles for souls. The low-key but widespread influence of the occult (Western and Latin expressions), one of the world’s highest Mormon populations and the growing Muslim population all vie for souls with postmodern agnosticism, hedonistic lifestyles and Christianity.